Previously on this blog, we discussed the negative effects of microbeads, synthetic exfoliates that have become almost ubiquitous in our cosmetics. Yet the tiny plastic beads, which are already being removed from cosmetics and even outlawed in some states (Way to go, Illinois!) are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the chemical compounds that make their way into our everyday life through the health and beauty aisle at our local supermarket.
Much of the information for today's post comes to us from Mark Sisson's website, Mark's Daily Apple. For those of you Green Conscioneers that aren't familiar with his work, or the primal lifestyle in general, the information on Sisson's site comes highly recommended.
As Sisson points out, there's nothing inherently wrong with a "chemical." Problems usually arise when one begins dealing with manmade chemicals, industrially created to fulfill a specific purpose. While those chemicals are likely very, very effective in the application for which they were developed, they are not naturally occurring. As such, it is often impossible to predict the effects, both short and long term, that they will have on the human body.
Hi! I'm Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home. I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of our posts, so comment away! One of my goals is to get the community discussing some of these eco topics, and hopefully help each other out!